For Connections Academy Families
By Morgan Champion
The Connections Academy Resiliency series has focused on defining resilience, addressing what we as adults need to do to foster resilience, and providing some tips for priming students for these experiences.
As a caretaker of an online school student, you may be asking yourself, “What’s next? What can I do within the Connections Academy community to make sure my student gains these skills before leaving high school?”
As a caretaker of an elementary or middle school student, you are intimately involved in the day-to-day learning goals your student sets. Once students reach high school, they become more independent in their educational journey; however, they still need your support. It is important to pay attention to what factors can help or deter your student from gaining these resiliency skills before college.
We have had many families share that attending Connections Academy has not only boosted their student’s grades/GPA, but it has alleviated them from the stressful situations that brick-and-mortar schools sometimes encourage (negative social media interactions, bullying, or negating feelings of acceptance) and has improved their mental health overall.